Hotel Kerobokan by Kathryn Bonellahttp://www.thejakartaglobe.com/lawand...
The Indonesians understand how bad their jails are as the Jakarta Globe (one of the countrys biggest selling daily english newspapers) states in an article today:
But those who spend time in Kerobokan prison on the holiday island of Bali say the jail is still a cesspool of bribery, drugs and clandestine sex, despite a management overhaul aimed at cleaning up its image.
“You can still get anything you want if you have the money,” an Australian prisoner told AFP outside the prison church. “Nothing’s really changed.
The new prison chief, I Gusti Ngurah Wiratna, is determined to strip Kerobokan of its reputation, which hit rock bottom in 2009 with the publication of “Hotel Kerobokan” by Australian author Kathryn Bonella.
She described the prison as a “hell-hole” where cash-rich inmates — thanks mostly to money brought in by visitors — enjoy a life of relative luxury beside their poor peers living in squalor.
The book portrayed the prison as Bali’s “drug hub,” describing paid-for sex parties, murders and suicide.
Wiratna’s first step in cleaning up the colossal mess at Kerobokan is the “zero rupiah” program to ensure prisoners cannot pay for special treatment and to curb the bribe culture that feeds hungry prison guards.
“This kind of violence happens because rival groups here form around money and they fight over payments,” Wiratna said, explaining that the bulk of the gang members have been moved to another facility.
“Bribes used to happen in the open. Visitors used to have to pay to come in and prisoners would pay guards to do activities that should be free. That’s all stopped now.”
But a foreign woman recently imprisoned, struggling to adjust to life inside, said she was unable to go to church until she paid the guards for a pass.
“I don’t have anything to do here. I’m trying to get a punching bag brought in just so I can exercise. I’m still waiting to be able to go to church,” she said, tears welling in her eyes.
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